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Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Distance Events Todd Grasley May 25, 2016

Lily Williams of Chiles High School (FL) capped off her senior season by winning the mile at the 2012 Golden South Classic in 4:46.15 which stands as the fast time in meet history over the last ten years. We take a look at the top marks in the girls distance events from the past decade! Who makes the cut and who will add their name to the list after Flo Golden South this weekend?

Seventh Grade Sprinter Tamari Davis Isn't Afraid Of Flo Golden South Field Todd Grasley May 25, 2016

Tamari Davis is only a 7th grader, but Saturday she will line up next to girls four and five years older at Flo Golden South. Davis isn't threatened though, feeling as if she belongs right next to them, and says she's been working hard to run at this meet where she failed to qualify for the finals last year running 12s. We caught up with her Coach Gary Evans to talk about this special athlete and her preparation for the weekend.

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Sprints/Hurdles Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Former Oak Ridge standout and current Florida Gator Sharrika Barnett wowed the crowd when she scorched the track at last year's Golden South Classic running 52.89 for 400m which is nearly half a second faster than the next closest time in the last decade! We take a look at the 50 fastest marks since 2006 in the girls sprint/hurdle events. Which athletes will add their name to this list in 2016?

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Boys Sprints/Hurdles Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Tyree Hill of Georgia went beast mode at the 2012 Golden South Classic running 10.19 in the 100m prelims and closing out the night with a 20.14 in the 200m dash! Those times were the fastest in the country at the time and stand as the best in meet history over the last decade. See who makes the top 50 boys sprint/hurdle performances since 2006.

Dillon Continues Charlotte Tradition Saying Gators Are Best Fit Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Charlotte senior Marshall Dillon who boasts personal bests of 1:54.28 (800m), 4:16.18 (1,600m), and 15:54.20 (XC) has followed in the footsteps of former Tarpon teammates Tyler Cardillo and Ryan Schnulle and selected the University of Florida to continue his college running career. We caught up with Dillon to talk about the decision and his postseason plans before he heads off to Gainesville.

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Girls Rankings Todd Grasley May 23, 2016

Octavious Freeman stole the show at the 2011 Golden South Classic winning both the 100 and 200m dash. Her times of 11.21 and 22.96 stand as the fastest of the last decade. We take a look at the top girls times/marks in every event over the last ten years of the meet and don't forget to register to make your mark on history here! 

Best Of The Last Decade: Golden South Boys Rankings Todd Grasley May 23, 2016

Avery Bartlett of Florida and Conner Mantz of Utah battle it out in the mile at last year's Golden South Classic. The duo produced the number two and three fastest times in the last decade running 4:08.55 and 4:08.77. Check out the top 50 rankings for every boys event in meet history since 2006 and register to make your mark on history here! 

Final Girls Middle School Rankings: Field Events Todd Grasley May 22, 2016

We saw a ton of impressive performances in the middle school rankings in the girls field events including the throws. Take a look at the top 50 girls discus, shot put, high jump, long jump and triple jump. See where you stack up against your peers.

Final Girls Middle School Rankings: Distance Events Todd Grasley May 21, 2016

Alexandra Del Re and Valerie Lastra proved why they are two of the top distance standouts in our girls middle school rankings. Both ran FLYRA Middle School State Championship meet records in the 3,000 (10:04.16) and 1,500m run (4:40.56) respectively. See the top 50 middle school girls in EVERY distance event.

Final Boys Middle School Rankings: Distance Events Todd Grasley May 21, 2016

Emerald Coast Middle School 8th grader Jacob D'Aleo's 4:25.19 1,500m run earned him a middle school state championship and the fastest time of any middle schooler at that distance. D'Aleo also ranked in the top ten in the 800m run and 1,600m run. We take a look at the final boys middle school rankings for EVERY distance event.